Now that I am engaged, I was so excited to get gifts for my friends and sister, especially after they threw me the sweetest surprise engagement dinner! You can check out my engagement blog post here: I got engaged in Sarasota! This post includes Amazon affiliate links.
If you are looking for budget friendly family and bridesmaid proposal gifts and ideas, here are a few items I bought for my proposal boxes!
Gift Box or Bags
There are so many gift boxes or baggies to use to give your girls their gifts. I went for a more rustic and simple look. I had found these white cardboard boxes on Amazon and I knew it was the right style for me! Add a flower or leaf, and you’ll elevate the look. Other ideas that I had in mind were wooden boxes. These help create an elegant and sophisticated look that any bride tribe member would adore. Gift bags are also such a fun way to propose to your girls!
Some of the goodies I added to my gift boxes were Scented Hand Sanitizers (perfect while we are still in a global pandemic), Stemless Wine Glasses with personalized engravings/vinyl stickers. Added Scrunchies with custom tags (it came with one for myself too!) and little Gold Bracelets with charms (I was on a budget so found these inexpensive matching bracelets!). There are so many fun and budget friendly goodies to add to your bridesmaid proposal box.
For the stemless wine glasses, I bought them in bulk from Amazon and ordered “Bride Squad” vinyl stickers from Etsy to add them on myself. I had extra wine glasses leftover, so I was able to give one to my mom, Mother in Law and other family members.
Other Family Gifts
I invited my baby cousins to be my Ring Bearer and Flower Girl! I ordered the sweetest note from Etsy and added a Bow Tie for the Ring Bearer. Also added a Children’s Activity Book to enjoy!
For the Flower Girl, I bought her Flower Sun Glasses and a Coloring/Activity Book as well. They adored their gifts! I added some goodies for the kid’s moms as well, so they feel part of the celebration. They each received a “Bride Squad” stemless wine glass.
For my parents, I bought my mom an Alex and Ani Charm Bracelet that said “Mother of the Bride.” I had also given a similar bracelet to my sister, who is the Maid of Honor. I gifted my dad “Special Socks for a Special Walk.” I found the pair of socks on Etsy and had to grab them!
I ordered these personalized items off of Etsy to gift my grandparents as well. They can use it on the big day if they wish to! I wanted to provide them with a special token they could enjoy. For my grandfather(s), I gifted them a brooch that states “Abuelo de la Novia” which means Grandfather of the Bride in Spanish. I gifted my grandma a pearl bracelet with a charm that read “Abuela de la Novia” or Grandma of the Bride.